June 8, 2015

Still Alice: A Self Publishing Success Story

Lisa Genova started selling her self-published book out of her car. Now her book has been made into a major motion picture. This is the story of how she went from a self published author to a New York Times bestseller with a major publisher and a well established career. Her book, Still Alice, was…

June 4, 2015

Crossroads Publishing

Crossroads Publishing is a large established publisher of Christian and spiritual writing. They should not be confused with other presses with similar names, of which there is at least one. Crossroads has published authors like Mother Teresa, Timothy M. Gallagher, Pope Benedict, and Bernard McGinn. They do not publish fiction. They publish books on prayer,…

Scrutiny: Open to Submissions

Scrutiny is a new electronic literary journal that publishes fiction. All the fiction that they publish could be categorized as magic realism. They ask that you don’t submit fantasy. Magic realism is often defined by the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythical elements They have yet to publish their first issue. However, their site is…

10 Publishers for Your Mystery Novel

Mystery is one of those genres that over the years has managed to accumulate a huge number of sub-genres. From cozy mysteries, literary mysteries, and crime novels to ones focused on conspiracies, now there is a mystery sub-genre for almost every reader’s taste. The majority of the following publishers focus on one or two sub-genres…

June 2, 2015

Three Themed Calls For Submissions

The following three magazines publish diverse work. Some are print magazines, others electronic. But all of them are reading for a themed issue and all of them close to new submissions before the end of July. Below is a brief review of each of the journals as well as information about the theme they are…